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Publication numberUS1706680 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 26, 1929
Filing dateFeb 29, 1928
Priority dateFeb 29, 1928
Publication numberUS 1706680 A, US 1706680A, US-A-1706680, US1706680 A, US1706680A
InventorsBoorman Smith Benjamin
Original AssigneeBoorman Smith Benjamin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Baseball bat
US 1706680 A
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March 26, 1929. B. B. SMITH BASEBALL BAT Filed Feb. 29, 1928 Inventor. Big 21111 5. fm z y Mia ttarngy Patented Mar. 26,

PATENT OFFICE.

{BENJAMIN 3003mm; SMITH, or TULLAHOMA, TENNESSEE.

BASEBALL BAT.

Application filed February 29, 1928. Serial No. 257,975.

The present invention relates to a-base ball bat and has for its prime object to provide a bat comprising a plurality of layers of wood, in laminated form, the two outermost laminations being of light ash or equivalent wood and the center lamination being of hickory or equivalent wood, thereby" providing a bat which is exceedingly strong and durable, yet light and well balanced. V

A still further important object of the invention resides in the provision of a hat of this nature which may be manufactured at a relatively low cost and will be eflicient and reliable.

With the above and numerous other objects in View, as will appear asthe description proceeds, the invention resides in certain novel features of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts as will claimed. In the drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of a bat embodying the features of my invention.

Figure 2 s a transverse section therethrough. V

Figure 3 is an end elevation thereof. Referring to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the bat is formed in three laminations, two of which are indicated by the numerals 5 and therebetween is disposed the V lamination 6. The laminations 5 are constructed of light ash or equivalent wood, while the lamination 6 is constructed of hickory or like wood.. Because hickory wood is strong and very heavy and very little grows be hereinafter more .fully described and Y prising three laminations, the outer laminathat is not too heavy to make an ordinary base 7 ball hat, but by combining the same with light ash and cementing with good water proof ce ment, produces a hat that has great driving strength. The hickory insert is inlaid about one-eighth ofan inch at the large end of the bat or'batting end and tapering back to about three quarters of an inch or larger at the handle making a very strong bat, and also brings the weight of the bat back to the handle or batter, thereby providing a good balance.

It is also to be noted that the grain of the laminations extend in parallelism with the I laminations and with one another, so that '50 the bat is Very hard to break, when properly used with the grain up as is the common I expression in base ball parlance. l Having thus described my invention, what i I claim as new is:

A base ball hat of the class described comtions being constructed of light ash and tapering towardthe handle in thickness, the center laminationbeing structed of hickory and tapering from the handle in thickness and having all its edges exposed to complete the outer surface of the bat between the outer laminations, the grains of the laminations being disposed in parallelism withone another and in parallelism with the general planes of I the laminations, the edges of said laminations being shaped toform the outer surface of the bat.

- In testimony whereof I affix my signature.

BENJAMIN BOORMAN SMITH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification473/564
International ClassificationA63B59/06, A63B59/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B59/06
European ClassificationA63B59/06